July 12, 2019
Sure, Jermaine has had a rather rocky past, what with the assaults and the drugs and such.
But this right here.
This is an act of true redemption.
A Maple Heights man is charged in a shooting that left a man and a woman dead and another man seriously hurt early Saturday in Cleveland, court records say.
Jermaine Kemp, 40, is charged with two counts of aggravated murder and one count of felonious assault in the case, court records say.
He is not in custody, but a warrant was issued Saturday for his arrest.
Kemp shot Joseph Watson Jr., 41, and Crystal Mahler, 42, just before 2:30 a.m. as they sat in a Dodge Durango on Henritz Avenue at West 47th Street in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood, according to police and court records.
Kemp also shot a 40-year-old man in the neck as the man tried to run from the Durango, court records say. Someone then grabbed the 40-year-old man, forced him into a Ford Focus and drove him to the intersection of East 66th Street and Consul Avenue, according to a police report.
Kemp has a lengthy criminal history that includes prior convictions for attempted felonious assault, domestic violence, drug trafficking and drug possession, according to Cuyahoga County court records.
In 2016, Kemp was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to domestic violence charges stemming from an incident in Cleveland. He was released in August 2018 from the Lorain Correctional Institution, and was still on probation, records say.
Joseph Watson Jr. and Crystal Mahler.